Ok, pardon my ignorance here, but I've only recently gone effects crazy. Here's my problem, with only a few exceptions I use nothing but analog effects (currently: Emma discombobulator, E-H bassballs, small clone, and small stone, fulltone choralflange and bassdrive, and a few others to be added soon). My basses are an active lakland, a passive lakland Joe osborn, and two acacia's with J-retro pre-amps (that I've been running in passive mode lately). I'm having trouble with the effects reacting with the active basses, i.e. the bass balls is always full go when using actives, but with passive basses it works fine. Same deal with the Discombobulator. so my question is would something like the Raven Labs MDB-1 do the trick for making my actives react like passives, or and I totally screwed becuase actives just screw the whole deal up? I love the sound and ease of tone shaping ability with my actives, but I love the sound of the effects with the passives. Help me find my solution, PLEASE! and if this was hard to understand post on here and I'll try to clairify it.